According to the Log Cabin Democrat, the Faulkner County Quorum Court passed a resolution last Tuesday reaffirming the county’s status as a Pro-Life County.

The county quorum court passed an initial pro-life resolution in 2021. The new resolution reportedly was in response to the abortion amendment vying for the ballot in Arkansas.

The Arkansas Abortion Amendment of 2024 would write abortion into the state constitution, and it would prevent the Arkansas Legislature from restricting abortion during the first five months of pregnancy — allowing thousands of elective abortions every year and paving the way for taxpayer-funded abortions in Arkansas.

In 2021 the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 392 affirming that cities and counties can designate themselves as Pro-Life. Two years later lawmakers passed Act 699 by Sen. Joshua Bryant (R – Rogers) and Rep. Kendon Underwood (R – Cave Springs) expanding the law and letting other political subdivisions of the state pass Pro-Life resolutions as well. 

To date, nearly half of all Arkansans live in a Pro-Life City or Pro-Life County.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade means state and local governments are now completely free to make their positions known on abortion. It’s good to see Faulkner County taking a firm stand for the sanctity and dignity of innocent human life.